Job description

Process Engineer

Oxford, UK

This new role is part of a new function and as such we're specifically looking for someone with start-up > SME transition experience, with broad, dynamic skill-set.

The Process Engineer is part of the Osler Operations team creating new industry-leading diagnostics platforms for life sciences and clinical markets. In this position you will support the definition and development of new consumable products and instruments to support Osler’s diagnostics applications. 

The job includes contributing to cross-functional teams as well as evaluating new technologies, materials, and vendor partners to meet performance, reliability, yield, and cost objectives of product/process development.

£35,000 - £55,000


Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to development cycles of new products from an industrial point of view, including assembly architecture, flowchart, process definition, process development, equipment specification and prototyping, materials selections and metrology development, installation and validation.
  • Work closely with R&D, defining product-level specifications and requirements, and translate them to critical parameter management at physical level in the process.
  • Work with equipment vendors and contract manufacturers on requirements, specification, and prototyping of process workflows
  • Work with cross-functional teams to scale prototype processes to pilot and to mass production scale
  • Define and implement process controls, in-line monitoring, IPQC, and metrology for QA
  • Work closely with Quality Department to write Validation Plans and Test Method Validation Plans, using Statistical Method (Capabilities, DOE, etc)
  • Execute Installation Qualification (IQ) Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ). Write reports.
  • Execute equipment and production validation using statistical tools such as Gage R&R, Capability analysis, DOE, Regression, and others.
  • Promote process improvements using Lean Six Sigma Approach.
  • Promote improvement through problem solving (8D type and CAPA)
  • Deep dive on failure analysis (PFMEA) and lead both short term containment and permanent solutions
  • Mentor others in the related areas of process workflow



You will love to manage tight deadlines, multiple tasks, assignment changes, periodic heavy workload, rapidly changing technology, and dynamic business growth; time management and organisation skills. you'll be used that though, right? Here's the Osler bit...

At Osler, we believe in heath innovation. And we’re leading the way in diagnostics solutions with a commitment to developing breakthrough innovations that improve quality of life. This commitment to patients and those who care for them drives everything we do, every day.

For you it means we rely on colleagues who embrace progress and can adapt quickly in a fast-changing environment. People who can focus on quality, who can appreciate our purpose to improve quality of life through innovation, who live our ethics and who want to use their talent to transform lives.


Essential Experience

  • Relevant industrial experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment in Medical Devices and/or IVD.
  • Familiarity with design and development of complex integrated devices (Microfluidic, Integration and Electronics) is a plus.


Desirable Experience

  • Proficiency in the following software is a plus: CAD design (Solidworks), PLC programming, Minitab, MS Project, Visio.
  • Familiarity with a range of device assembly manufacturing techniques with particular attention to mechanical assembly, plastic moulding techniques, and adhesives.
  • Hands-on experience working with and optimizing automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Act as a strategic partner, providing value-added solutions, developing and implementing hands-on measures in order to realise the required process setup, validation, problem solving, improvements and ultimately improve margins.


We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to Osler, thank you for taking the time to consider us and make your application.

Join us and build a better future.